Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze 

I am a French photographer based in Hong Kong where I shoot most of my projects.

In 2011 I started working on my first project 'Vertical Horizon' focused on recording the extreme vertical expansion of Hong Kong through its diverse architecture.

My second project 'Wild Concrete' is depicting the resilience of nature in the middle of Hong Kong's busiest districts. It shows how a local species of tree are spreading their roots on the concrete of residential buildings and redefining the balance between nature and people in the middle of a mega city.

My third main project 'The Blue Moment' is a contemplation of Hong Kong during the last moment of dusk, when the sky takes on a deep blue tinge which is then reflected onto everything that is below. During this very brief moment a blue veil envelops Hong Kong and releases a mystical atmosphere highlighting the surreal aspect of this city where sheer urban density, wild nature and waterscapes are all bound in a small territory.

Since 2013 I have been exhibiting my work in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, France and the Netherlands. My photos have been featured in major publications across the world (The Guardian, National Geographic, Huffington Post, CNN, Wall Street Journal, El Pais, Le Figaro Magazine, Die Welt, Apple Daily).

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Vertical Horizon #103 / Macau / 2016

90 x 60 cm

The Blue Moment #8 / Hong Kong / 2015

90 x 60 cm

The Blue Moment #19 / Hong Kong / 2015

90 x 60 cm